5 Things to Know Today, Nov. 9, In Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Nov. 9 and it’s World Freedom Day. Former President George W. Bush declared World Freedom Day as a federal observance to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1. Council in Session: Montgomery County Council meets virtually at 9 a.m. The meeting starts with two proclamations: one recognizing Lung Cancer Awareness month, the other recognizing Native American Heritage Month. Click here to see the agenda in its entirety. At 1:30 p.m., there will be public hearings for Bill 39-21 which would create a property tax credit for full-time first responders in Montgomery County, Bill 36-21 which would regulate the speed of e-scooters, and more. The meeting will be televised on County Cable Montgomery Channels Comcast HD 996 and SD6, RCN HD 1056 and SD 6, and Verizon 30. Additionally, it will be live-streamed on the council’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

New Bill Would Establish Property Tax Credit for First Responders

2. School Board Meets: Montgomery County Board of Education holds a business meeting at 9 a.m. and public agenda items begin at noon. Click here to look at the agenda. The meeting will be streamed online, and will also air live on Comcast Channel 34, Verizon Channel 36, and RCN channel 89.

3. Vaccinations for Children:  COVID-19 vaccinations for 5-11-year-olds started last week in Montgomery County. Currently, there is a limited vaccine supply and appointments are required. Pharmacies, private physicians and county clinics offer the vaccine.

COVID-19 Vaccinations Underway for 5-11 Year Olds 

4. Evening Embers: Montgomery Parks holds Evening Embers Campfires for adults tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Western Grove Urban Park in Chevy Chase. Register on Active Montgomery to enjoy an Adirondack chair around a campfire ring rental that seats up to six people. You’ll also receive a complimentary s’mores kit for your campfire party. Click here for more information.

5. ICYMI: Montgomery County Public Schools continues struggling to fill positions…

MCPS Still Lacks 161 Teachers, 117 Bus Drivers

And as a reminder to our loyal readers…Find the latest coronavirus news updates in Montgomery County here.

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Deirdre Byrne

About Deirdre Byrne

Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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